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Title: Information Sheet, Glover Archbold Park, Washington, D.C., 19 April 2005

Information Sheet, Glover Archbold Park (part of Rock Creek Park), Washington, D.C., 19 April 2005

On 19 April 2005, I was pleased to join Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman’s class (Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Supplements PBIO-530) and Mr. Russ Watts for a plant-adventure walk in Glover Archbold Park, Washington, D.C., a highlight of spring 2005 for me.

We enjoyed hot (about 80° F), still, sunny weather.

Some plants in full bloom were

Claytonia virginica (Spring Beauty, Portulacaceae)
Dentaria laciniata (Cut-leaved Toothwort, Brassicaceae)
Ranunculus ficaria (Lesser Celandine, Ranunculaceae, a highly problematic alien plant)
Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion, Asteraceae, alien species)
Viola sororia (Common Blue Violet = Meadow Violet = old name: Viola papilionacea, Violaceae)

Dr. Fugh-Berman told us about medicinal uses of many of the plants that I identified.

More information on Glover-Archbold Park

The State of Glover-Archbold Park

Glover-Archbold Parkway (not built)

E. M. Barrows (Earth Day, 22 April 2005)

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